Penny Golightly is a journalist and author who set up this site to share bargain-hunting tips and information. After living below the poverty line as a child, she decided to avoid running up unnecessary debts as an adult. She lives happily and creatively within her means, and loves finding all the nicer things in life for less.

The motto here is ‘Who cares if we’re broke? Let’s have fun anyway.’

What will you find here?

  • Ideas for living well and getting the most out of life, even if you’re low on funds
  • Budgeting tips, and ways to save even if you think you can’t
  • Designer looks at high street and supermarket prices
  • Freebies, deals, offers and other ways to slash the cost of the good life
  • A slightly cheeky attitude that sometimes turns conventional wisdom on its head
  • Moral support for anyone on a low income, or who’s trying to get out of debt
  • A preference for tiny, lovely occasional treats that won’t break the bank
  • Reviews, recipes and recommendations of excellent services and products
  • Emphasis on value for money, and creative ways to be stylish on a budget


Awards and media mentions

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A few examples of places where this site has been mentioned, quoted or recommended:

  • The Expert Interview by Mint.com, August 2014
  • Money-saving kitchen garden featured in TimeOut London magazine, 2012
  • The Sun’s guide to protecting your money online, 2012
  • Winner of the Mighty Site award at TotallyMoney, 2011


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